With the help of of Jill @corvedale365 and her wonderful new moth book I can now tell you this is Red Collar Footman Moth. Thanks Jill . It's name was given by the Victorians because it looked like the long black coats worn by footmen. This moth normally lives high in the trees of dense forests. It is not see in all parts of the UK so I thought I would share more of yesterday's photographs. They are amateurish but give you an idea of what they look like and you can see how they got their name. The moth used its extremely long probicics to explore the surface of this fallen tree . #moths #insectsofinstagram

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